Human Anatomy: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | March 16, 2015

byLeslie Klenerman

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A vast subject that includes a strange vocabulary and an apparent mass of facts, human anatomy can at first appear confusing and off-putting. But the basic construction of the human body - the skeleton, the organs of the chest and abdomen, the nervous system, the head and neck with its sensorysystems and anatomy for breathing and swallowing - is vital for anyone studying medicine, biology, and health studies. In this Very Short Introduction Leslie Klenerman provides a clear, concise, and accessible introduction to the structure, function, and main systems of the human body, including anumber of clear and simple illustrations to explain the key areas. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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A vast subject that includes a strange vocabulary and an apparent mass of facts, human anatomy can at first appear confusing and off-putting. But the basic construction of the human body - the skeleton, the organs of the chest and abdomen, the nervous system, the head and neck with its sensorysystems and anatomy for breathing and swall...

Leslie Klenerman is an Emeritus Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery from the University of Liverpool. As a consultant orthopaedic surgeon he worked at Northwick Park Hospital and Clinical Research Centre until he moved to a chair at Liverpool University. For the past seven years he has worked in the Anatomy Department at Cambridge Univer...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.01 inPublished:March 16, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198707371

ISBN - 13:9780198707370

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Table of Contents

1. Development of anatomy2. The skeleton and its attachments3. A vital system4. Communication and control5. Head and neck6. The abdomen7. The limbs8. Man the tottering bipedFurther readingIndex